Fascial Release Therapy, Myofascial Release Physiopedia, Myofascial Release Lower Back
Myofascial release is a deep tissue massage technique used to improve myofascial mobility and relieve pain in the musculoskeletal system. Myofascial connective tissue covers muscle, bone, ligaments, and tendons and is located under the skin. Injury, overuse, and inactivity can cause soft tissue restrictions in the body, resulting in pain, discomfort, and decreased blood flow. Myofascial release is a gradual but successful procedure for alleviating fascia restrictions symptoms. Myofascial release is used by massage therapists at Theracure to treat a variety of conditions.
What is myofascial release?
Myofascial release massage is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat skeletal muscle pain and immobility. Gentle pressure is applied to connective tissue and fascia during myofascial release. Fascia is a connective tissue structure that surrounds muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. In a stable state, fascia tissue is relaxed and wavy in appearance. The fascial system can provide cushioning support, allowing for greater mobility while eliminating pain. A myofascial release procedure aids in the detection of restraints and the release of fascia. Injury, surgery, improper posture, or tissue inflammation may all cause myofascial limitations, which cause pressure and pain on delicate structures.
When is myofascial release used?
Myofascial release is a massage technique that is used to:
- Treat acute Pain
- Treat post injury
- Treat post-surgery
- Produce relaxation
Myofascial release aids in the reduction of pain. Myofascial release is used to relieve painful areas by breaking down restraints and releasing tightness. Myofascial release enhances blood flow and soft tissue temperature, which can further relieve pain.
Myofascial release aids in the release of restrictive tissues such as scar tissue. Scar tissue may form as part of the normal healing process after an injury. Scar tissue can obstruct fascia movement and cause pain. Myofascial release helps to relax scar tissue and restore normal tissue function.
Myofascial release is commonly used as a relaxation technique. Myofascial release is performed in a slow and precise way. The slow movements of myofascial release across the skin can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. The nervous system controls emotions and produces feelings of calmness.